Cureus | Schrödinger’s Cat Bias: A New Cognitive Bias Proposed

Cognitive biases can cause diverse medical errors and lead to malpractice with potential harm to patients. Some cognitive biases are due to social behavior, professional specialization, and personal experience, leading to commission or omission in medical conduct. We would like to propose a previously undescribed cognitive bias called “Schrödinger’s cat bias.” In 1935, Erwin Schrödinger proposed a…

Should I prescribe antibiotics for a child with otitis media and discharge from eardrum rupture? — Paediatrics for Primary Care (and anyone else)

The answer to that question is much more complicated than most guidelines will lead you to believe.The headline statement recommending the use of antibiotics in this scenario has buried the evidence in multiple layers of interpretation. To get to the truth, we have to look at the lierature ferred to in the decision to make… via…